Snorkel between Continents in Silfra | Free Underwater Photos & Small Group
Snorkeling in Silfra is a transcontinental once-in-a-lifetime experience. The trolls will show you what National Geographic has described as one of the top dive sites in the world, in the historically rich Thingvellir National Park, part of the famous Golden Circle route. You’ll find out for yourself as you glide between tectonic plates floating on pure, filtered glacier water and tick off your bucket list the ultimate tour with breathtaking underwater views and only available in Iceland in the world's clearest waters. The best part? You'll receive GoPro photos after your tour for free. What are you waiting for?
~ 3 Hours
✓ Small group experience ✓ Thingvellir National Park ✓ Silfra Fissure Snorkeling between North American and Eurasian tectonic plates
✓ Small group (max 6 persons per guide in the water) ✓ Certified Snorkeling guide ✓ Free underwater GoPro photos ✓ Hot drinks and cookies ✓ All necessary equipment ✓ Warm undersuit and drysuit, And more…
Are you ready for the adventure?
Come with the trolls to discover the amazing sights of Silfra glacial fissure in the world’s clearest waters one of the major wonders to be found in Iceland.
The Silfra Fissure is located in Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Once our minibus arrives there, you will listen as your friendly and experienced certified PADI Dive Master guide provides a safety and tour briefing. Later, you will receive all of the necessary equipment for snorkeling in Silfra, including neoprene hoods and gloves, a thermal undersuit, a drysuit and, of course, a mask, snorkel and fins. This equipment will keep you floating throughout your time in the fissure, as well as offering a protection against the cold glacier water. Once in the water, your eyes will meet the incredible shades of blue so prevalent in the fissure, as well as the natural underwater flora of canyon walls.
As you are swimming you will have the opportunity to move across continents, as you will be swimming between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, which is one of Thingvellir’s most famous characteristics. You will meet Silfra Hall, which is the widest section on the fissure and then the majestic Silfra Cathedral, its deepest section. Even more, the stunning shallow oasis will be presented before your eyes at the end, “the Real Blue Lagoon”.
Upon exiting the water, you’ll be invited to warm up hot chocolate and cookies with your friendly guides while having a nice chat. Then, after the tour is over you will receive the photos in your email to remember all the happy memories created with old and new friends.
What are you waiting for? Book this tour by selecting a date.
Important information. To be able to do this tour, you have to comply the following requirements:
-Have read and signed this Snorkeling Medical Statement – click here. We recommend that you bring the form already printed out and signed, but you can sign the form at the meeting location if not.
-Be comfortable in water and be able to swim.
-Communicate in English at the time of the tour.
-Be physically fit.
-Not be pregnant.
-You must be ready to wear a drysuit tight at the seals to protect your body from the cold water.
-You must be a minimum of 150 cm and 45kg and a maximum of 200 cm and 120 kilos in height and weight.
-You must be a maximum of 69 years of age at the time of the tour to participate in this tour. Also, if you will be 60 years of age or over at the time of the tour, you need a medical waiver signed by a doctor, available on page 2 of this Snorkeling Medical Statement – click here.
-You must be a minimum of 12 years of age to participate in this tour.
-Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied in the water by a parent or adult guardian booked on the same tour.
✓ 3 Hours (around 50 minutes in the water)
✓ All year
✓ Small group (max 6 persons per guide in the water)
✓ Certified Snorkeling guide
✓ Free underwater GoPro photos
✓ All necessary Snorkeling equipment
✓ Warm undersuit and drysuit
✓ Hot drinks and cookies after the tour!
• Participants MUST have read and signed the Snorkeling Silfra Medical Statement – click here. We recommend that you bring the form already printed out and signed, but you can sign the form at the meeting location if not.
• Thick warm socks
• Long thermal underwear
• Change of clothes (just in case)
• Contact lenses if you wear glasses
• 12 years (Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied in the water by a parent or adult guardian booked on the same tour).
• If you are driving in the area, check the hidden gem Faxi waterfall, try tomato soup at Friðheimar or Icelandic ice cream at Efstidalur.
We would like to meet you at our meeting point 20 minutes before the departure time stated on your ticket. Please note that if you arrive after the departure time, your place on the tour cannot be guaranteed or refunded.
The meeting point is at our company’s van inside the companies parking lot in Silfra. You need to park your car in the parking lot P5 (500m away) and walk back to the companies parking lot.
You can look up “Tröll Snorkel Meeting Point” on Google Maps to find the exact location. Click “Directions” on the map.
The estimated driving time from Reykjavík to Silfra is 50 minutes in good road conditions.
Where do I meet the guides for the snorkeling tour at Silfra?
The meeting point is at our company’s van inside the companies parking lot in Silfra. You need to park your car in the parking lot P5 (500m away) and walk back to the companies parking lot. – CLICK HERE. You can also look up “Troll Expeditions Silfra” on Google Maps to find the exact location. After parking your car, be sure to pay the 500 ISK parking fee (it will be 750 ISK from 29 July 29th, 2018) into the parking meter. You can pay by cash or card. You need to display the parking ticket in the window of your car. This fee is not included in the tour price. From the parking lot, you need to walk around 400 meters back the same way you came to find our van marked Tröll Expeditions where our guides will meet you.
Do I need to know how to swim?
Our drysuits are buoyant and float on the water, however, it is mandatory that all participants know how to swim and feel comfortable in water to join the tour. You don’t need to be a strong swimmer, just to be able to swim and feel comfortable in the water.
Are photos included in the price of the tour?
Yes. GoPro photos are included in the price of the tour. Your guide will take photos through your tour, both outside the water and under the water and they will be sent to you via email after the tour.